CIRCLE study shows record youth voter turnout for 2018 midterm

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life released data earlier this month of voter turnout pertaining to 17 battleground states in the 2018 midterm election. CIRCLE research focuses on youth voter turnout of ages 18 to 29, and their findings reveal […]


Ethics Bowl provides setting for students to consider implications of philosophy

Ethics Bowl is a class housed within the Department of Philosophy that is available to students during the fall semester. The course is unique in that it includes an ethics competition between students. According to Susan Russinoff, a senior lecturer in the department which has hosted the Ethics Bowl class since it started six years […]


Tisch College’s SEL-CE program fosters social-emotional learning environment

The Initiative on Social-Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement (SEL-CE), which was launched in early 2017, is a Tisch College initiative running programs for Tufts faculty and administrators. The SEL-CE Initiative focuses on developing equity, well-being and inclusivity across Tufts through a variety of events, including a year-long Faculty Development Program. According to Deborah Donahue-Keegan, the education department lecturer who is also […]


Eboo Patel discusses interfaith in a changing America in Distinguished Speaker Series talk

Eboo Patel gave a talk called Division or Unity: Religious Diversity and the American Promise last night in the Breed Memorial Hall as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series and the University Chaplaincy Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life. Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and […]


Two new arts spaces in Barnum Hall set to open spring 2020

Barnum Hall, which is currently undergoing renovations, will serve as shared space for new classes between the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) spring 2020, according Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Bauer said that both the School of Arts and Sciences and the SMFA made the decision to renovate […]


Former US Senator Jeff Flake speaks about political environment, disagreements with President Trump

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake spoke at Tufts on Tuesday night in ASEAN Auditorium as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series about his time in Congress and his experiences opposing President Trump’s rhetoric. Flake, who served in the U.S. House for 12 years and in the U.S. Senate for six as a representative for Arizona, […]


Tisch College, Generation Citizen host discussion on youth empowerment in politics

Tisch College of Civic Life and Tufts Generation Citizen hosted a discussion on Friday with CEO of Generation Citizen Scott Warren, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and youth activist Julian Viviescas on the role of youth in politics. According to the Tisch College website, the event was held in part to celebrate the release of Warren’s […]


Tufts Civic Semester to offer overseas service opportunities to incoming first-years

Incoming first-year students in the School of Arts and Sciences will be able to spend their first semester in Urubamba, Peru or Kunming, China while earning academic credit and completing service work through the Tufts Civic Semester, a new program jointly offered by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the School of […]


Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 18

TUESDAY “Distinguished Speaker Series: Donna Brazile” Details: As their first Distinguished Speaker of the semester, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will invite Donna Brazile, political strategist and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, to speak on the state of politics and the looming presidential election. Where and when: ASEAN Auditorium; 6:30 p.m. […]


Tisch College dean adds office hours to increase student engagement

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Dean Alan Solomont began hosting monthly office hours yesterday. Upcoming office hours, which were announced in a Jumbo Digest email sent to students on Feb. 3, will take place in Solomont’s office on March 11 and April 22 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. In an email to the […]


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